Wife duties according to the bible
What does it mean to be a godly woman? Does it mean that you have house wife, taking care of the house and letting your husband work to provide for you and your children? You have to throw away your college education and skills and be dependent on your husband? If we try to define the role of a wife according to our own understanding we will the opportunities that God has for us to good wives; therefore let us turn to the bible to get a better understanding of our role according to the word of God.
Genesis 2:18, “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; let us make for him a help suitable to him.” This scripture show that the very first duty of a wife is to help her husband.
The duty of a good wife, who wants to see a strong marriage and family, is to be the complement to her husband in a way that God has instructed both of them, she must be by his side as his helper. She is not just some extra on the side, she is an indispensable part of God’s Divine plan.
God made women helpers because men desperately needs help. The wife has to cover the husband’s faults and fulfiltheir scriptural duty; analyse the kind of helper God has called them to be. Proverbs 31 also give a very vivid example of a Godly wife. Good wives strive to be like this woman and those who are not married aspire to possess this personality.
Proverbs 31:10, “Who shall find a virtuous woman? For such a one is more valuable than precious stones.” This scripture tell us that as a wife you have to look at yourself as a priceless diamond, as you are in God’s eyes, then you’ll be seen has wise, strong and fearless.
Proverbs 31:12, “For she employs all her living for her husbands’ good.” This is a wife who seeks the good of her husband all the days of his life. Just as he is loving,honouring and cherishing you, you have to ask yourself, “What good can I be to him today?”
Proverbs 31:13; 14; 16; 24 talk about a wife who helps her husband in and out of their household. A woman who uses her college education and skills to benefit her family. A woman who uses and spend money wisely considering that she is doing all that she can to the good of her husband. A woman who is not in a monetary competition with her husband but does everything for the enhancement of the home and the enhancement of her husband. There is no monetary competition.
One of a wife’s other duties is to raise the next generation of godly seed. And if you have to leave the house so much that you cannot assist your husband as a parent and guardian then you’re not fulfilling what God has told you to do.
Wives are also given these roles amongst others;
Mentors – Titus 2:4-5 says, “Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
Witnesses – 1 Peter 3:1 says, “Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behaviour of their wives.”
Examples – 1 Timothy 3:11 says, “In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.”
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